A bagel is a kind of baked good made by boiling and then baking a circle of dough until the inside is chewy and the outside is slightly crisp. New York is famous for having many great bagel shops.

A bagel is a traditional Jewish roll that's shaped like a doughnut and often served sliced in half, toasted, and spread with butter or cream cheese. New Yorkers claim that their city has the best bagels in the world, although Montreal is also known for its delicious bagels. The word is from the Yiddish beygl, with an Old High German root, boug, or "ring," which describes a bagel's shape.

Definitions of bagel
  1. noun
    (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
    synonyms: beigel
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    onion bagel
    bagel flavored with onion
    type of:
    bun, roll
    small rounded bread either plain or sweet
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